Cars have been a large part of Richard’s 65 years, when he first picked up an issue of ‘Motor Racing’ magazine in 1965, the cover photo was Jim Clark winning the Indy 500. Thanks to that experience and exposure to a well-known brand of electric car racing he was soon hooked on motorsport. In the mid-sixties motor racing featured far less on television than it does today, his first visit to a live motor sporting event came in 1967, the Motor Show 200 at Brands Hatch, the final round of The British Saloon Car Championship that year. Over the last 50 years he has been a trackside regular, more recently supporting the wealth of historic events that we now are privileged to enjoy.
Richards first public art display was at an enthusiast gathering at the historic site of Brooklands near Weybridge in Surrey in 1983. Encouraged by the success of this first show he repeated his displays at the event for several years. Since those early showings he has exhibited at many prestigious venues, from specialist London galleries to a restaurant in Monaco and an exhibition of auto art in Connecticut USA. Richard has become very much part of the British motoring art establishment, his work is regularly featured in group art shows at well-known motor sporting venues such as Silverstone and Goodwood.